My client is reporting a problem that I am unable to reproduce, either locally or on the live, production server. The issue they are reporting comes when they try to change a file. The site contains a 'Latest events' link, which simply links to a PDF or JPG. There is a channel set up specifically for this link, containing nothing but a single 'file' field type. It is also set up to use the Single Entry add-on, so that the existing entry will always be edited rather than new entries added.
The client reports that when they go to edit this channel, they frequently find that clicking the 'Add File' link sends them to the CP log-in screen – presumably logging them out, although looking at the CP log shows no formal log-out taking place. On occasions when they have not been kicked out of the CP in this way they have had mixed success with actually uploading a file; some attempts work, whilst others result in the error message "The file could not be written to disk". (They have reported that they have had more success in uploading jpegs than with PDFs).
The perplexing bit is that when I log into the site from my own computer, even if I use the client's own login details, I see none of these problems -- files and images upload without a hitch, both in Safari (Mac) and IE9 (which is the browser that the client uses, AFAIK).
Has anybody here come across anything like this? Without being able to reproduce the problem from my end it's pretty hard to diagnose; I'm thinking that it's maybe something to do with the client's own browser set-up, but that's a pure guess and I haven't a clue regarding where to look for the specific cause. Um... help?